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What doctors and specialists treat brain cancer?

The best treatment for neurologic cancers requires a multidisciplinary team approach. Patients can benefit from multidisciplinary case reviews, which can include specialists from various disciplines.
  • Neurosurgeon: a physician trained in surgery of the nervous system and who specializes in surgery on the brain and spinal cord
  • Cancer Nurse Navigator: a registered nurse with special training who can help answer questions and provide information on resources and support services
  • Medical oncologist: a physician specializing in treating cancer with chemotherapy, hormonal therapy or immunotherapy
  • Pathologist: a physician who examines tissues and cells under a microscope to determine if they are normal or abnormal
  • Radiation oncologist: a physician specializing in treating cancer with radiation therapy
  • Radiologist: a physician who uses x-rays and other imaging tests to diagnose disease
Treatment plans are customized for each patient by a team of experts and may include cancer surgery, radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy.

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